Ockeghem

1992 GE2. Discovered 1992 Apr. 4 by E. W. Elst at La Silla.

Named for the Flemish composer Johannes Ockeghem (1420-1497), the most renowned polyphonist of the second half of the fifteenth century. He started career at the Antwerp cathedral and later served at the court of several French kings. Among his compositions were motets, chansons, canons and a Deo gratias for 36 voices. He had a great influence on his fellow musicians and still fascinates contemporary composers. (M 30801)

Citation written by K. Leterme at the request of the discoverer.

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